Neurological Foundation - Chair of Neurosurgery

News & Updates

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  • Dunedin's Heritage Bus Society supports Neurosurgery


    Good Friday & Easter Sunday Dunedin City Shuttle Service

    28 March 2012

    Good Friday & Easter Sunday Dunedin City Shuttle Service

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  • Souhtland Busines supporting Neurosurgery Campaign

    Southland businesses are getting on board the Chair of Neurosurgery campaign, with the first Invercargill fundraiser being held tonight at the Ascot Park Hotel.

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  • John Scandrett CEO. Otago Southland Employers Association

    Southern Businesses urged to support Neurosurgery Campaign

    The South's business community is being urged to back the campaign to raise $3 million for neurosurgery.

    Otago Southland Employers Association (OSEA) chief executive John Scandrett said the industry organisation was taking the "quite unusual" step of petitioning its members to support a fundraising effort.

    The Neurological Foundation and University of Otago are fundraising for a centre of academic excellence in neurosurgery at the university; the head of the research unit would work as a third neurosurgeon at Dunedin Hospital.

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  • Brain house build begins today

    Building starts today on the Mitre 10 neurosurgery brain house in Dunedin.

    Mitre 10 Mega and Certified Builders will lead a team of tradespeople who have given time and material to the project.

    The house is being built in the mega store's car park in Andersons Bay Rd.

    It will be transported from the site once sold.

    Proceeds from the house, to be auctioned by Harcourts on April 21, will go to the Chair of Neurosurgery campaign, which aims to raise $3 million.

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  • Crucial Neurosurgery required

    It was during the 2010 neurosurgery campaign that Margaret Sykes started to think something was wrong with her right arm.

    Little did she know the journey she and husband Graeme were starting that August, when a malignant brain tumour began showing itself through a weakened right arm.

    Weeks later she would have the first of five operations to deal with the left-sided tumour, a level-three astrocytoma.

    Since then Mrs Sykes (59) has had four urgent neurosurgery procedures, all carried out by Dunedin Hospital neurosurgeon Ahmad Taha.

    Photographer Craig Baxter ODT

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  • DCC Bikewise supporting Chair in Neurosurgery Campaign

    Bike Wise Challenge

    The annual Bike Wise Challenge goes local this year.

    Challenge your local Dunedin community and fundraise to secure the future of the Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery at the same time.

    It's going to be heaps of fun, plus it contributes towards a good cause so rally the troops from around your work/department and register today!

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  • Research opportunities a key

    When her father's illness prompted an interest in neurology, Irene Mosley had no idea how important the medical field would be to her and those she loved.

    The Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery campaign project manager not only has more than 20 years' experience working in community development and fundraising, she has first-hand experience of the impact of neurological conditions.

    In 1996, when her father was 64, he suffered a silent heart attack, followed by a stroke.

    "He was a vibrant man in his 60s who was left an invalid overnight," Mrs Mosley said.

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  • Cull takes to Bike to raise awareness

    Dunedin's mayoral car park has undergone a subtle refurbishment this week.

    Instead of accommodating Mayor Dave Cull's car, it now sports a well-used bike stand.

    Mr Cull said the change was made to support Bike Wise Month 2012, and he would be cycling to work until the end of February.

    He hoped the bike stand would draw attention to the Neurological Foundation's campaign to raise funds for a Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Otago, and he was encouraging friends and colleagues to sign up as sponsored riders.

    Photo Stephen Jacquiery

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  • Southern Collections boost funds

    Southern support for the Chair of Neurosurgery in Dunedin is growing, with collections coming from throughout the south and fundraising efforts at the Waimumu Field Days this week.

    Campaign manager Irene Mosley said a $1000 cheque from the Southland provincial branch of Rural Women NZ was presented to her last Friday at their meeting in Invercargill, combined with $1000 from Fiordland Rotary, $500 from the Lions Club of Gore Pakeke, and a generous donation from the Otago-based John Lemon Trust helped push the total raised to $1,380,939.

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  • Mitre 10 Mega support Neurosurgery campaign

    A house is to be built and auctioned to raise funds for the neurosurgery campaign.

    Certified Builders Otago is providing labour to construct the three-bedroom timber-framed house in the Mitre 10 Mega car park in Andersons Bay Rd.

    Mitre 10 Mega marketing manager Alison Beck said the house would be built over four weeks, starting early next month. Construction would take place at weekends and contractors would fit out the house on weekdays.

    The house, which would be transported from the site, would be a perfect first home, crib, or farm accommodation, she said.

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